Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Advice for Airedales and Lyme Disease Vaccines
- Advice for Side Effects: Benadryl and Cortizone Spray
- Advice for Side Effects: Charcoal
- Advice for Side Effects: Children's Diphenhydramine
- Advice for Side Effects: Lemon, Colloidal Silver
- Advice for Side Effects: Medications
- Advice for Side Effects: Multiple Remedies
- Advice for Side Effects: Nosodes
- Advice for Side Effects: Thuja
- Advice for Vaccination Side Effects
- Avoiding Vaccines
- Booster Shots
- Combination Shot
- Distemper (Cats)
- Distemper (Dogs)
- Feline Booster Shots
- Lyme and Lepto Vaccine
- Lyme Disease Vaccinations
- Neutering Unvaccinated Pets
- Neutralize Rabies Vaccine
- New Principles of Immunology
- Rabies and Distemper
- Safe Vaccines for Cats
- The Rabies Challenge Fund
- Vaccination Reader Feedback
[SIDE EFFECTS] 05/29/2012: Kleand from London, Uk: "Our cat was given Pfizer's Vanguard Rabies vaccination and went into anaphalactic shock. She threw up about 25 times and had copious diarrhea, but because the vet called Pfizer and Pfizer said that they'd never heard of an adverse reaction to the vaccine, our vet assumed she was simply traumatized by her vet appointment. It wasn't until her face swelled up that we decided Pfizer had misrepresented the truth, and it took two very expensive appointments (including an emergency appointment at two in the morning) to stabilize her. I'm certain that Pfizer has heard of other adverse reactions to this vaccine (after all, _I_ have, and I'm no clinician), so to me they're responsible for our cat's delayed treatment and suffering."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 04/01/2012: Abhishek from Kolkata, West Bengal, India: "Good day, My 3 month old Dalmatian had a severe reaction to the rabies vaccine he received yesterday. Within 20 minutes of receiving the vacc, namely Rabvac1 Fort Dodge, his face, gums and eyes became heavily swollen such that he was even having difficulty keeping his eyes open, and his mouth was continuously itching. He also vomitted. Immediately we took him back to our vet, and he confirmed it was a vaccine reaction and administered 3 more injections, out of the three one was Avil, and i'm not sure about the other two injections he gave. After about 30 - 40 minutes of receiving the antiallergic treatments his condition started getting better. We brought him home, and after about an hour more again the symptom started appearing... I called the vet and he asked me to switch off our airconditioner and keep him warm. Surprisingly true as he was, on increasing the room temperature he started getting better, and by the next 3 - 4 hours he was eating, and playing as well. The slight swell was still there on his muzzle and slight signs of eye bags visible. My vet has prescribed BETNESOL (Betamethasone Sodium phosphate) oral drops 10 drops twice a day for 3 days, I gave the first 10 drops at night and then again in the morning. From today morning his face was absolutely normal, though his activities are slightly sluggish, he's sleeping a lot more than usual and drinking a lot of water on his own which is unusual (we usually make his meals water rich to feed him more water, he never drinks on his own). I have a feeling his throat is itching and some slight irritation may still be remaining on his face though apparently is normal. And within one day I can feel he has lost some weight.
Kindly let me know if there is anything more to worry about regarding his condition, is there any chance that the reaction might reoccur, will his health be okay or will worsen. Is his sluggishness and the feeling of weightloss just temporary due to his adjusting to the vaccine or is it something to be concerned about.
Will highly appreciate your guidance
Best regards, Abhishek"Replies
04/01/2012: Marianne from Berlin, Germany replies: "Dear Abhishek: It is terrible what you and your dog had to go through. I am not going to elaborate again about vaccinations but only want to tell you that this is the most single devastating procedure you can submit your pet (or by the way also any humans) too. I have written so many replies on this website that I don't do this anymore since I hardly get any feedback and don't know if the message is understood. Please, go to the following website as a start and start researching vaccine damages:
and also check out the pages on earthclinics section on vaccination damages. This should open your eyes. If you don't stop vaccinating your dog he will never ever get well!!!
Since he got so many different meds already I don't know if it will work. But you can try the homoeopathic remedy for vaccination damages called Thuja C30 1 time 1 tablet or 5 globuli or better yet find yourself a homoeopathic vet. They can really help and are a lot cheaper (and less dangerous) than any vet. Your dog has to be detoxicated from all those "legal" poisons he has gotten into his system.
Good luck and if you want more info just write.
04/07/2012: Judy from Small Town, Nh, Usa replies: "Dear Abhishek from Kolkata, W. Bengal, please try food grade diatomaceous earth (DE) for your puppy. It has some clay in it, which is known to pull out toxins from the body. It will help to eliminate the toxic effects of the vaccine. Just mix a tsp. Of the powder into his food. If you continue to give it to your pup, a wonderful benefit is that DE will keep him worm free. Companies in the U S. sell it; it's inexpensive, though mailing will compound the cost. One website in particular has impressive testimonials for pets, as well as for people. It's important to buy only DE that is low in crystalline silica and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to be food grade."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 03/14/2012: Joy from Sacramento, Ca: "My half Maine Coone cat was administered the Rabies Vaccine and when he came home he was lethargic. For the next 48 hours he had such bad diarrhea that at one point I heard an explosion type sound in the litter box area and found an explosion of bloody diarrhea. He had previously had solid stools and has since. I knew that he had a reaction to the vaccine. He is a very healthy cat."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 01/23/2012: Steph from Elizabethtown, Nc: "I took my dog to the vet 2 weeks ago to get his yearly rabies shots. He was fine the first two days and on the third day something changed. He is not the same dog. He turns viscious in an instant, is cowering in the corner growling to himself. Urinating in the house then going into these fits of shaking uncontrollably. I called the vet and they said there is no side effects because it is not live and to give him benadryl. This is my companion and I do not want to put him down but that might be the next option. I do not know if it is a rabies shot or if he is just going mad, but he is only two years old."Replies
01/24/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Steph, give Bentonite clay mixed in water. If she won't drink, give by dropper or syringe to help clear any contaminants like Mercury from the Vaccine. Sometimes the Vaccine can become outdated or overheated and could produce an infection, in which case a few drops Hydrogen Peroxide (3%H2O2) in her water bowl."
Please post results as this is a common occurence that needs precise remedy."
01/27/2012: Marianne from Berlin, Germany replies: "Dear Steph: Of course it is a reaction to the vaccine. Please, go on following website which will tell you all about the nonsense of vaccinations: http://mythicaldanes.com/healthtraining/vaccsco.html.
It is a very outspoken article from Catherine O'Driscoll. Conventional medicine will not be able to help you, they only have stupid explanations why it cannot be because of the vaccination. And please start researching the subject before you submit your pet to the next vaccination - if you love your pet, which I think you do. Your best bet would be to find a homoeopathic practitioner. I am sure there are other alternative methods which might help but homoeopthy is the only one I know for sure.
[DEATH REPORTED] 01/22/2012: Melinda from Medford, Oklahoma, Usa: "My ten year old great pyrenese had a fantastic personality. She always bounced around when we came home like a big ole puppy. She was very healthy except for an ear infection, we took her to the vet and was asked if we wanted her to have a rabies vaccine, she hadn't had one in years. No one told us of the possible side effects. A week later she started limping on her right side and was having a large amount of uterine bleeding. Her appetite went downhill and she always had a great appetite, never showed any signs of infection or arthritis. The vet said she was badly dehydrated and had an invetro infection. They operated to remove her female parts. She never walked again, the vet said she seemed to have some neurological problems. At home she couldn't stand falling on her face, no control of her hind legs. She died in my arms three weeks after the rabies vaccine. My heart is broken, I really love her she was like my own little polar bear and my life will never be the same. I have since read up on the side effects of the vaccine and I know this is what killed her."Replies
01/27/2012: Marianne from Berlin, Germany replies: "Dear Melinda: I am awfully sorry for your loss. I know how much it hurts when a pet dies of natural causes or has to be put to sleep because of unbearable pain. But how much worse must it be if it is becasue of a treatment you had all the confidence in that it will only do good. I am afraid we all are living with this belief for far too long and let this madness still go on. Most people only wake up when it is too late. I do not know if you are planning to get yourself another pet but if you do, please, read the following website: http://mythicaldanes.com/healthtraining/vaccsco.html
. This should only be a start but do yourself and especially your future pets a favour and research the dark side of vaccinations. By the way, that goes also for humans. Orthodox medicine cannot do a damn thing once the damage is done, but then they don't even recognize and admit that it is a vaccine damage. So you cannot expect any help from this side, as a matter of fact, most of the time they make matters worse. Look for a homoeopathic practitioner in your area and you hardly need a vet anymore.
[SIDE EFFECTS] 12/29/2011: Jane from Yucca Valley, Ca: "Our seven year old GSD had his three-year rabies vaccination (Pfizer Animal Health) and within four days started vomitting, having diarrhea throughout the night, and stopped eating. This lasted for three days (over Christmas unfortunately) until we were able to see the vet who prescribed Metociopramide and Metronidazole. He is now eating again and the symptoms have subsided.
Also since the vaccination he has been lame in his hind leg where he was injected and his energy has been low, partly due no doubt to being sick."
[DEATH REPORTED] 11/23/2011: Cindy from Las Vegas, Nevada: "Our 7 year old healthy Papillion was vaccinated and died in one week after a rabies vaccine given to him by our Vet who gave him a clean bill of health prior to administering the vaccine last Tuesday. He was not eating by Sunday night, and was no longer his bouncing, bubbly self. So Monday when we took him to the vet to have the lack of appetite, and energy noted in his file, we were shocked to hear that his system was shutting down, and he was on deaths door. His gums were yellow and he began to urinate blood! The vet gave him steroids to boost his immune system, and a blood transfusion to hold him overnight in hopes that he might improve. He said with the transfusion you will generally see an increase in red blood cells, but there was no response.
So on Tuesday morning he was given another blood transfusion and again continued to fail! The vet said our dog was totally unresponsive and if he should improve at that point (to which he said was slim to none) he would never be the same. It gave us no choice but to put him down. He never leaves our sight, our fenced yard, or the connection with our female Papillion. (Except for his shots) He eats home made organic food, His white blood cell count was good, and the vet said there was no internal bleeding. We cannot come up with any other explanation for his sudden death other than the rabies vaccine last Tuesday! Our female Papillion did not get the shot and she is fine! Thank GOD!"Replies
01/30/2012: Bolingbrook33 from Las Vegas, Nv, Usa replies: "Hello, This message is for Cindy from Las Vegas... Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss. I also have a Papillon, 7 years old named Lola. She was just shipped back to me from Manila, Philippines and survived the ordeal with no problem. Then 2 weeks later she was attacked in front of the house by 2 large dogs. She suffered several puncture wounds and excessive trauma and her disposition has changed, but she is improving daily.
I share your feeling re vaccinations. I feel it is another way for Vets to make more money. I did take Lola into a hospital when she was attacked. Then when I took her back to have a bath -- they told me that according to their records, Lola needs every shot! I told her you have no record of Lola, she was brought in as an emergency. Lola had received her shots in Manila in December and had I listened to the Vet's front desk girl, Lola would have gotten another range of shots.
I would like to talk more with you if you have the time Cindy, my email is carol.bilderback(at)yahoo.com
Hoping to make contact-
Carol and Lola"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/22/2011: Roman from Benson, Az: "Grace our Jack Russell got her rabies booster vacine yesterday (11/21/11). Today she attacked and killed my older dog Rocky that was a Chihuahua. They have been in the same household since December 2010 I reported it to the vet. Was never warned about side effects."Replies
11/23/2011: Cindy from Las Vegas, Nevada replies: "Wow, I am so sorry to hear that! I wish I had read about the rabies vaccination a week ago! Our 7 year old Papillion was vaccinated and died in one week after a rabies vaccine given to him by our Vet who gave him a clean bill of health prior to administering the vaccine last Tuesday. Watch for yellowing gums! Our dog was not eating by Sunday night, and was no longer his bouncing, bubbly self. So Monday when we took him to the vet to have the lack of appetite, and energy noted in his file, we were shocked to hear that his system was shutting down, and he was on deaths door. His gums were yellow and he began to urinate blood! The vet gave him steroids to boost his immune system, and a blood transfusion to hold him over night in hopes that he might improve. He said with the transfusion you will generally see an increase in red blood cells, but there was no response. So on Tuesday morning he was given another blood transfusion and again continued to fail! The vet said our dog was totally unresponsive and if he should improve at that point (to which he said was slim to none) he would never be the same. It gave us no choice but to put him down. He never leaves our sight, our fenced yard, or the connection with our female Papillion. (Except for his shots) He eats home made organic food. His white blood cell count was good, and the vet said there was no internal bleeding. We can not come up with any other explanation for his sudden death other then the rabies vaccine last Tuesday! Our female Papillion did not get the shot and she is fine! Thank GOD! She will not get any more shots...ever!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 10/20/2011: Diana from West Newbury, Ma: "I am so happy to have found this website to try and figure out what has happened to our 20 yr old cat after having a rabies shot one week ago... Flower had lost a pound since her last checkup 6 mo ago. We had her ears treated for allergies and had her nails clipped. The vet told us that she was overdue for her rabies vaccine so we had it done. That night I noticed that she was very weak and acting strangely, distant and quiet, sleeping all the time... Now a week and a half later she is staggering and walking with her front legs crossing and rear end tipping to one side.
For the last 24 hrs we have thought that she is ready to pass away maybe from a stroke or some illness not identified but having just read everything I can about vaccines, I think that the rabies shot has caused this terrible thing to happen to this sweet animal! She's dazed, confused, crying which she seldom does, vomiting but nothing in her belly. I'm not sure if she is seeing clearly... She is dropping her head into her water bowl and not eating a thing... I am calling the vet as soon as it opens today... But I am afraid it has permanently harmed her. Thank you everyone for sharing your experiences with me... I pray there is something the vet can do to turn this around... Her age is against her... it's a shame and never had to happen."
10/04/2011: Mike from Bourbonnais, Il/usa: "My cat has a Rabies Vaccine Injury. She is now over 50% paralyzed and can barely walk. She stumbles around and is uncoordinated. She developed a neuro-muscular/ neurological disease from the Rabies Vaccine. She is very Lethargic, has an 'autistic blank looking stare' and has major behavior changes such as being very fearful & agression at times. They analyzed her and found she has partial blindness. So far my vet just started giving her Steroid Injections and liquid Benadryl for treatment. This is only a starting therapy and won't fix the problem, but is better than nothing. The vet won't officially admit that it is a 'Vaccine Related Injury' but I know it is.
What is a homeopathic/ herbal / vitamin / misc. Remedy that you can recommend for my cat. I need to know what herbs are SAFE to feed my cat and which are TOXIC to feed my cat, and what symptoms they may help with. I've heard about possible acupunture, to help with the neurological problems that the vaccine caused, but what other treatments are out there?? I have searched the net but couldn't find anything specific....[Mike]"
09/14/2011: Sandy from Kenosha, Wi: "My cat - a female Tonkinese just developed a tumor on her side. I took her to the vet and they removed it. The report came back as vaccine related fibro carcinoma. I have done some reading and found this is actually not that rare. She only received one vaccine in 1993, the year she was born. I discontinued giving my two cats the vaccine because her brother - a male Tonkinese, had a bad reaction from the shot and he layed like a zombie on the bed for a week. He died of cancer at 16.
Now here we are 2 years later and she comes up with this cancer. I will never give another of my cats a rabies vaccine again. They never leave the house and are always kept inside. I dont understand the vet community and how they are always pushing this shot on animals. Its just not fair!"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/01/2011: Marla from Monticello, Indiana: "With my first puppy; Chihuahua male, intact, born January 26, 2011; rabies vaccinated on 6-8-2011; he started 'reverse sneezing' within a few days of being vaccinated.
With my second puppy; Chihuahua male, intact, born 4-14-2011; rabies vaccinated on 8-22-2011; he had a small swelling at injection site that went away in 2 days, and a larger swelling has occurred 6 days after injection- his right trap muscle is swollen. (Injection site swelling was approx. Half an inch from current swelling. ) However, there is a possibility that this is an injury as a result of puppy 'rough-housing'. The exact cause is undetermined."
[DEATH REPORTED] 08/30/2011: Jp from Escondido, Ca. Usa: "large cat started haveing lose stools with blood & musis other than that happy & fine took to vet had him checked out vet said he was healthy & ok than they gave him a rabies shot about two days after that he started down hill within 20 days he could not eat or drink with in that peroid. I took him to see another vet I was told that it was too late he could not be a hero today. Cat could not eat drink or breath. Swollen limpnods and thyroid, throut, water sounding lungs could not even hear cat breathing-had to put him down to stop the pain."Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 10/13/2011: Catera from Midwest City, Ok/united States replies: "I am sorry, I now know what I thought was impossible. Two siblings, a boy and a girl got their shots. The girl vomited for a week then starting losing weight fast and stopped eating. Her gums and ears turned yellow (liver problem). Shortly after, her brother started having the same symptoms. He was put on anti-biotics. He hasn't gotten better, won't eat, won't defecate, won't move, won't pee, nothing. We are saddened that tomorrow we take him to be euthanized because his liver is failing. His sister, however, is finally eating small amounts and getting slowly better. This is atrocious!"
10/07/2012: Laprincessa86 from St. Paul, Minnesota replies: "My 6 month old female kitten just got her second set of shots. The vet told me she needed a rabies shot so I paid for her to get it. The had to give her it 3 times in her leg because she was moving so much.
Two days after the shot she's been like a zombie. She walks like her legs are in pain. You pick her up and she meows in pain. She won't eat or drink anything the past 2 days. She just sleeps all day and moves super slow. She can barely even hold herself up, she'll just fall to the side and sleep. Her breathing is super heavy. I'm so nervous because she's so small. I'm going to take her to the vet tomorrow.
The vet told me she'll need one next year too, I doubt I'll take her, she's a 100% indoor cat and these symptoms are scaring me."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/23/2011: Diana from Reading, Pa: "I had always followed the "rules" and allowed my Papillon to receive his prescribed rabies shot. About four years ago, after receiving the shot, we had just arrived home about 20 minutes from the vet's office, when I noticed his behavior was becoming a bit frantic, he was drooling and his little face was beginning to swell. I became hysterical, phoned the vet's office and told them we would be returning pronto... Upon arrival, they whisked him back and gave a shot of epinephrine and steroids. Since that time, whenever he gets his rabies shot, he must always get a steroid shot first.
This year my Papillon is 11 years old and he went for his rabies shot, as usual, he received his steroids first. But this year was different. It's been several weeks now and he seems withdrawn, cautious and something all family members have niticed is that his hearing seems to have significantly deteriorated since receiving the shot. I had been suspicous of the shot all along, however now even more so. After reading other posts, I will do more research and decide what to do from this point forward.
Thank you, Diana"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 08/10/2011: David Schlack from Perry, Ga. 31069: "I GOT BOTH DOGS RABIES SHOTS ON 8/05/2011 FRI.
THE 12.5LB. DOG VOMITED SAT NIGHT LIKE COFFEE GROUNDS AFTER ALL FOOD. OK SUNDAY NIGHT. ON MONDAY NIGHT THE 5LB. DOG VOMITED AND CONTINUES TO VOMIT COFFEE GROUND TYPE. DRINKS WATER VOMITS FOOD. WED AM SMALL DOG STILL SICK. WHAT CAN I DO VET CLOSED TODAY....DAVID"